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Amelia J. Holstrom

Phone: (413) 737-4753
Fax: (413) 787-1941
aholstrom@skoler-abbott.com 
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Amelia J. Holstrom, an associate in the Springfield, Massachusetts office, joined Skoler, Abbott, & Presser, P.C., in 2012 after serving as a judicial law clerk to the Judges of the Connecticut Superior Court, where she assisted with complex matters at all stages of litigation.

Amelia’s practice is focused in labor law and employment litigation. Since joining the firm in 2012, Amelia has assisted clients in remaining union-free; represented clients at arbitrations; and defended employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination claims, as well as actions arising under the Family Medical Leave Act and wage & hour law.  Additionally, Amelia frequently provides counsel to management regarding litigation avoidance strategies.

Amelia is a 2011 graduate of Western New England University School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Western New England Law Review.

Areas of Specialization 

  • Employment litigation
  • Personnel policies and practices review
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Labor relations
  • Advice and training
  • Litigation avoidance
  • MCAD and EEOC proceedings
  • Separation and severance agreements

Noteworthy

  • Up & Coming Lawyer Honoree, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Excellence in the Law, 2017
  • Massachusetts Bar Association: Community Service Award Recipient, 2016
  • 40 under Forty, BusinessWest, 2015
  • Recipient of the Henry T. Downey Award for the most outstanding contribution to the Western New England Law Review, 2011
  • Haiti Plunge, Inc., service trip member, 2006

Affiliations 

  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Hampden County Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Published Works 

Teacher/Presenter

  • Frequent speaker on employment-related legal topics for a wide variety of associations and organizations

Professional Activities/Community Involvement

  • Ad Hoc Member, Personnel Committee, Food Bank of Western MA – 2014-present
  • Board Member and Executive Committee Member, Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA – 2014-present
  • Clerk of Board, Friends of the Homeless – 2015-2016
  • Board Member, Clinical and Support Options, Inc. – 2016-present

Education

  • B.A., magna cum laude, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont, 2008
  • J.D., cum laude, Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, 2011

Admitted

  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • Connecticut, 2011
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts, 2012
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2014